News Releases from NSC (National Skills Coalition)
Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies captures the expansion, diversification, and lessons learned by the sector field over the past decade.
In 2014, states enacted legislation to close the skills gap by increasing access to career pathways, investing in job-driven training and sector partnerships, and setting policies to coordinate activities and collect outcome data across education, workforce, and other programs.
NSC is accepting applications to fill a full-time Office Manager position in our DC office.
NSC’s new state policy report, How Many More Skilled Workers Do We Need?, lays out a way that states can compare the annual supply of newly trained workers to the number of job openings in the state, and measure gaps between supply and demand.
NSC recently wrote to the sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), expressing support for the bill’s passage.
Governor Kasich’s Administration has unveiled the Industry Workforce Alliance Pilot Initiative to support regional sector partnerships. State support for sector partnerships has been a priority of the Ohio Workforce Coalition (OWC), which has worked at length with the Administration to achieve this success.
Following the introduction of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), NSC prepared a side-by-side analysis comparing the occupational training and adult education provisions in WIOA, earlier House and Senate WIA bills, and current law.
NSC recently submitted comments to the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services on career pathways approaches for the delivery of education, training and employment, and human services.
Elisabeth Buck is the Chief Community Impact Officer for United Way of Central Iowa and a member of NSC’s Leadership Council. Elisabeth has been involved with NSC for more than three years and was a member of the Iowa delegation that received the State of Action Award at NSC’s 2014 Skills Summit.
Building on the principles in its policy agenda, WDQC has released specific recommendations for federal action—both legislative and administrative—that would support better data for accountability, transparency and program improvement.